Navy Ship Built With World Trade Center Steel Sets Sail

USS New York heads from Louisiana to namesake city for official commissioning
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2009 8:00 PM CDT
The bow stem of the USS New York is made with steel from the World Trade Center.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A US Navy ship built using materials from the World Trade Center has left the Louisiana yard where it was built and headed north for its official christening. The USS New York, an amphibious transport ship, features at its bow some 7½ tons of steel deemed still usable after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack on its namesake city; it will be commissioned in a ceremony there Nov. 7, Fox News reports.